pain in the neck

A pain in the neck is referring to someone who is very bothersome to others; they may be disagreeable, unpleasant, annoying, or simply someone who does or says thing to bother everyone else. This may be in reference to one particular occasion or someone that is a pain in the neck in general. Pain in the neck can also be used as a phrase to describe an unpleasant or bothersome situation, rather than a person.